Sunday, October 24, 2010

Feel Trip

Well, Sprout came home from her first field trip with half of her chin skinned off.  I asked her how her first time on a school bus was; she said, "Queasy."  So, so much for feel trips.  Too much feeling if you ask me.

Thanks to Jen, Joanie, Hausfrau (I received your latest package.  Mwaa!), and of course, EC for your comments on my 25 of 50.  I'm sure I will have more to add as we head into my favorite time of year.  Sprout's costume is complete.  If you see an waifish looking red-head wandering around your neighborhood, don't worry:  it's only that other Pip-pi.

And finally, I am starting to seriously consider starting my own freelance writing company.  I have had four or five articles published in the last year or so, and it's something I really enjoy.  It's fun to think about a name, a website and putting pen to paper on all the ideas that have been percolating in my brain for so long. 

Finally, Pip is hoping for a Nintendo DS for his 7th birthday.  I told him if he raised the money, he could be my guest.  I must say that the bed-making and vacuuming and putting shoes in order have been well worth the 50 cents to $1.00 he charges.  Sprout has been waxing on and on about an American Doll.  Somehow we received a catalog in the mail and QED.  How do you handle "wish list" items?  Ages?  Money?  Just saying "no"?

Thanks again for stopping by and for your comments.  I love to read them ~ it's like hearing from a friend, which you are.



hausfrau in melbourne said...

Go you with the writing! I love your writing. So much talent. Glad the letter arrived safe and sound, another one on the way soon.
BTW, small, poorly paid domestic slaves are all the go here too. If only they were just a teensy bit more willing...

Jen @ BigBinder said...

I second that emotion - about the writing!!

Man, don't tell my kids how much you pay! Mine only get a quarter for taking the compost out to the pile and $.50 for vacuuming. At that rate, they never get what they are saving up for so we end up chipping in the majority, but I like that they are working towards something and waiting a while before they buy. It's a very under used skill I think will serve them well.

Anonymous said...

EC says: did i miss #26-50? where are they?